AVATAR

THERAPY

WHAT IS AVATAR THERAPY?

 

AVATAR therapy is a new talking therapy which aims to reduce the distress that can be experienced when hearing voices, using dialogue with an image or “avatar” of the distressing voice on a computer.
 

ORIGINS OF AVATAR THERAPY

AVATAR therapy was invented by Professor Julian Leff and Professor Mark Huckvale in 2008 at University College London.

TESTING

AVATAR THERAPY

 

PILOT

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HOW WE BUILD

AN AVATAR

During the first AVATAR therapy session, the therapist asks the person questions about the distressing voice they hear, to understand how it sounds and what it might look like. The therapist and the person then work together using computer software to recreate these qualities in a digital representation of the voice called an "avatar".  

 

WHAT THE THERAPY

LOOKS LIKE

 

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Each session begins with some time talking with just the therapist.

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GENERAL CONTACT

Email: avatar@kcl.ac.uk

Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience

Kings College London

Henry Wellcome Building 

De Crespigny Park

London SE5 8AF

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